Dubai Airports to close DXB's northern runway for 45 days

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Dubai Airports has confirmed it's planning a full refurbishment of Dubai International's (DXB) northern runway for 45 days between May 9 and June 22, to ensure continued safety and operational efficiency.

While regular runway maintenance is scheduled on a weekly basis, more extensive upgrades require a complete closure of a runway.

The last time this level of work was carried out on the northern runway was in 2014, while the southern runway underwent similar improvements in 2019. 

As DXB is a dual runway operation the hub will continue to welcome guests throughout the closure, although a number of flights will be redirected to Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai’s second airport, to limit the impact on services. 

Dubai Airports is advising passengers who are due to travel into or out of Dubai during the closure period to check with their respective airlines, the airport and/or terminal of arrival/departure ahead of their journeys.

More information will be made available as plans develop and as flight schedules are finalised. 

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